Dead Group of Trees

9/11/2007 Update:

The dead trees have been removed, and this is what 411 reader Margaret had to say about the improvement to the smelly conditions:

“Brand new state of the art KOHLER POWER SYSTEM has been installed so our PUBLIC SERVICE can be updated and renewed. Trees down and NEW FENCE in the works, when the new fence is planned, the entire system will receive an upgrade with bushes, trees and whatever else. I have already suggested NO EVERGREENS as the salt from the river destroys them, and the pots were too small to sustain them nutritionally, so they died. SINCE THE SMELL AND POLLUTION ARE NOW GONE, whatever is put there will be verdant and aesthetically NICE for the neighborhood.

THE WORKERS WILL ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS and be very NICE to the tenants here also..COURTESY is not dead…WAHOO…I LIKE upgrading OUR NEIGHBORHOOD with lots of GREEN….”

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8/28/2007:
I pretty much walk by this smelly area of Hoboken almost every day. I never paid attention to what was happening inside this enclosed area near this industrial sewage equipment/exhaust machinery on 11th Street between Hudson and Washington.

However, a reader prompted me to take a closer look, and this is what she had to say:

“Have you ever noticed that all the trees, across the street from Maxwell’s where all that industrial sewage equipment resides in the middle of 11th street, are dead. Think it’s because of the toxic smells that come out of that area or because they haven’t watered them in a while. Just an observation. May want to have someone take an air sample.”

Hmm. Evergreen trees are usually pretty resilient, aren’t they? These things look equally browned out. What could be causing such a horticultural disaster? If it’s sewage, well, that stinks. If they were just neglected, well, that’s a shame.

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48 Comments on "Dead Group of Trees"


RYBice
Member
RYBice
9 years 17 days ago

In a previous post, I misidentified an intersection overgrown with weeds. It is NE 2nd St (not 3rd) and Park. My apologies to the fine people on 3rd & Park who have no growth on their corner.

strand tramp
Member
strand tramp
9 years 17 days ago

i’d certainly agree that the city is capable of cutting down trees! and they will tell property owners that they have to trim theirs too! but planting? or maintaining? rots o’ ruck.

RYBice
Member
RYBice
9 years 17 days ago

Thanks, Margaret. It’s nice to have people with helpful suggestions. It’s a pleasant contrast to the professional grumps.

Belle
Member
Belle
9 years 17 days ago

Thanks for the advice Margaret! I will definitely complain to the Shade Tree Commission, see what their response is, and take it from there!

Margaret
Member
9 years 18 days ago

RYBice

You too! Come to the Council Meeting on the 19th of THIS month and speak up. I GUARANTEE they will listen and fix it. Otherwise if you are busy, go to the SHADE TREE COMMISSION web site on the CITY HALL one and put your complaint in. It will be addressed and you will get an answer. Nino Giacci is a HELPER ….and if informed will do his job.

Margaret

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